Need a little school break? These venues offer special times for homeschoolers to use their facilities and meet other homeschoolers. Our list includes everything from places for kids to burn some energy to educational activities.
Need more homeschooling resources? Check out our Ultimate Homeschool Guide to the Upstate.
YMCA of Greenville’s Homeschool PE program provides a place where children can exercise and participate in sports in an instructor-led setting. The program is designed to show participants how much fun exercise can be and is offered at YMCA Program Center in Simpsonville.
YMCA Program Center
100 Adams Mill Road
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Day: Monday and Wednesday
Time: 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Registration: Month prior to session
Member rate: $35/month and $15 for each additional student or $50/day and $20 for each additional student
Non-member rate: $45/month and $20 for each additional student or $60/day and $30 for each additional student
The program runs from September through May.
Wilderness Survival Classes specifically designed for home school students. Just for 6 to 9 year olds and 10 to 14 year olds. Each month attend a class where you learn important survival skills such as shelter building, food and water procurement, staying safe, and much more!
For more information call us at (864) 263-3850 or to sign-up today!
Offer group lessons for ages 6 and up and their family members based on skill level.
Snowboarding ages are 7 – 18 years old.
Homeschool days are typically held several days in December, January, February, and March. with discounted snowboarding or skiing tickets and equipment rental.
An athletic organization for homeschool students, offering 11 different competitive sports including archery, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, fishing, and volleyball. They meet at multiple locations throughout the upstate.
Eden farms offers English riding lessons for ages 6 through adult with private or group lesson options. They also offer birthdays, field trips, summer camps and more.
Homeschool at the Barn- Includes an hour long riding lesson or trail ride, learning about life on a working horse farm (grooming, saddling, equine anatomy, feeding and more), horse themed crafts, bible study, snack, and time to play on the new playground.
Field Trips: Eden Farms has offered educational field trips for all ages and sizes including church groups, Scout troops, and schools. Groups rotate through their 40-stall barn to different hands-on horse stations to learn about grooming, saddling, healthcare, horse breeds, feeding, healthcare, and more! Horseback riding, playground, and time for a picnic are also available.
Offers homeschool climbing every second Monday from 2 pm to 4 pm.
Interactive classes in art, music, PE, and swim are offered each semester to homeschoolers ages 6 – 12.
At the Sigal Music Museum, explore the exciting world of music through exhibitions, concerts, and music classes for both children & adults.
Ignite Learning Center offers unique hands-on activities and programs for students exploring STEAM. Programs include problem-solving challenges, engineering, arts and more.
Offers after school programs, theatre programs, private lessons, and songwriting classes that homeschool students can participate in.
PE classes give homeschoolers the opportunity to play organized games and sports, make friends, and stay active. Weekly class meets in Boiling Springs and Greer.
Offers several programs just for homeschoolers. Check their website calendar and search for “homeschool” to see which locations are offering homeschool events you’d be interested in.
Big Air Spartanburg’s Homeschool Jump is offered when local schools are in session. On Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 pm, you can jump for $15 ( $12 if proof of homeschool provided). Don’t forget your Big Air grip socks!
During the school year, Big Air Greenville has $18 for 2 hours of jump time on Wednesday and Thursday from 1-3 pm. Don’t forget your Big Air grip socks ($3 fee if needed)!
Big Air Trampoline Park is full of unique attractions that won’t be found anywhere else in the upstate.
Originally based in South Carolina, this group offers fun adventures for homeschool families around the United States (a spin-off of Carolina Homeschooler).
The Anderson County Library system offers special events, storytime, a seed library, Book-a-Librarian (for that much-needed help with literally anything), and so much more! Branch information can be found below:
Anderson County Main Library – 300 N. McDuffie St, Anderson
Belton Branch Library – 91 Breazeale Street, Belton
Iva Branch Library – 203 W. Cruette Street, Iva
Jennie Erwin Branch Library – 318 N. Shirley Avenue, Honea Path
Lander Memorial Branch Library – 925 Greenville Drive, Williamston
Pendleton Branch Library – 650 S. Mechanic Street, Pendleton
Piedmont Branch Library – 1407 S. Carolina 86, Piedmont
Powdersville Branch Library – 4 Civic Court, Powdersville
Westside Community Center Branch Library – 1100 West Franklin Street, Anderson
Offers homeschool theatre classes.
Additionally, homeschool students can attend school performance shows (which run during the school day).
Offers monthly homeschool skate events.
In-studio and virtual homeschool classes are available for elementary and middle school students. Topics include poetry, math, topography and more all in a hands on maker environment. Read class descriptions and register on-line.
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The Greenville County Library System offers a large variety of virtual and in-person programs for babies, preschoolers, children, and adults! Some programs include take-home kits that can be requested online. Topics include history, art, and science.
The Greenville Library offers field trips including story times, a look-and-find tour, reference tours, and more.
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ReCraft GVL is a creative reuse center for all things that can be used for crafting!
The center offers reuse retail, a Makerspace to make crafts, a donation station, special events, and special programs.
ReCraft works to repurpose and upcycle reusable materials by diverting these materials that would ultimately end up in landfills back into the retail environment in a creative way.
Kids Play & Cafe offers Homeschool Hangout on Thursday afternoons from 1 pm – 3 pm.
Personal snacks and lunches are allowed to be brought in, and access to the party room will offered for those needing to finish up work.